The Golden Bridge – Child Migration from Scotland to Canada 1869-1939

Migration Stories

This part of the exhibition tells the story of children migrated from the Orphan Homes of Scotland to receiving homes in Canada, and on to work placements in Ontario and beyond. It includes images and a detailed description of a replica Victorian girl migrant’s trunk, a map of the migration journey taken by the children with clips of witness testimony from the Living Histories film, audio narrative giving historical background information, and the Testimony Tree with audio of home children’s experiences.